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Lamb & White Bean Chili

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From EatingWell:  September/October 2013

In this healthy lamb and white bean chili recipe, the addition of eggplant makes this chili velvety and creamy, while the cinnamon and allspice make the house smell amazing while the chili is cooking. To keep the saturated fat low, we use one pound of ground lamb and add whole-grain bulgur to boost the volume and fiber in this chili recipe. After all the ingredients are added to the pot, we like to slowly simmer our chili for close to an hour to develop the best flavor, but if you’re in a hurry, reduce the liquid by half and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.

6 servings | Active Time: 40 minutes | Total Time: 1 1/2 hours

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add ground lamb, onion and garlic. Cook, stirring and breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until the meat is no longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add eggplant, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the eggplant is starting to soften, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Add bulgur, chili powder, paprika, cumin, cinnamon, allspice and salt and cook, stirring, until aromatic, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  4. Stir in tomatoes and beans.
  5. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, partially cover the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is reduced and thickened and the bulgur is tender, about 50 minutes.

Nutrition

Per serving : 364 Calories; 14 g Fat; 3 g Sat; 8 g Mono; 43 mg Cholesterol; 40 g Carbohydrates; 24 g Protein; 14 g Fiber; 551 mg Sodium; 945 mg Potassium

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 2 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 1 1/2 fat

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